Meet our team

Meet our team in Brunswick

Wayne Johnson

Market President

Wayne has been with Synovus for 33 years. He joined us in LaGrange, became a branch manager in Columbus, and then moved to Brunswick where he served as a market manager and a senior lending executive. “Every great relationship begins with a strong foundation based on trust, shared values and priorities,” Wayne says. That’s the kind of relationship he encourages all of us at Synovus to develop with our customers.

Work in our community

  • Past Board Chairman, Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority
  • 2016 Campaign Chairperson and Board Member, United Way of Coastal Georgia
  • Past Chairman, College of Coastal Georgia Foundation
  • Board Member, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Member and Past President, Rotary Club of Glynn County 

Erik Kaufmann

Market Sales Leader
Synovus Mortgage

Throughout his decades-long career in banking, Erik Kaufmann has focused on one area of expertise: Mortgage. Since joining Synovus in 2022, he has strived to provide a satisfying mortgage experience for all his clients. As a Brunswick native, Erik remains inspired by his community. “I grew up in this area and have always loved it,” he says, “I never plan to leave.” When he isn’t spending time with his wife and two children, you can find Erik leading Boy Scouts and serving on the financial committee in his church—ultimately, living by his motto: “Be the best you can be and influence others to do the same.”

Work in our community

  • Golden Isles Association of Realtors, 1994 - Present
  • SSI Rotary Club, 1998 - Present
  • Former member, Homebuilders Association
  • Leadership in Boy Scouts since 2012
  • Finance committee member, St. Simons United Methodist Church
  • Treasurer, Waverly Farms Homeowners

Erika Chambliss

Private Wealth Advisor

Erika Chambliss first joined Synovus in 2007 and returned in 2019. She has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, providing a distinguished client experience through customized financial plans—particularly in the areas of banking, lending, trusts and estates, investment management, insurance services, and retirement planning. Erika left her native city of Cartagena, Colombia to obtain her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbus State University. While she currently resides in St. Simons Island, Erika still holds dear to her Hispanic roots. She’s bilingual (English and Spanish) and shares her Colombian heritage and beloved traditions with her daughter, Isabella. She enjoys golf, traveling, and cooking with her family, and lives by her favorite quote: “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” If she can envision it, she can achieve it.

Work in our community

  • Board Member, STAR Foundation of Coastal Georgia
  • Board Member, Frederica Academy Parent Association
  • Community Presence Pillar, Synovus Culture Team
  • Community Outreach team member, Aqui Nos, Synovus ERG

Fredrick Zeh

Vice President - Investments
Synovus Securities, Inc.

As a Financial Advisor, Fredrick Zeh will guide you in making informed investment decisions. No matter where you are in your financial journey, he will provide clear direction for an investment strategy designed to match your goals based on risk tolerance, timing, financial resources, and income requirements.

Fredrick has been working in the securities and financial industry since 1992. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Nick Doster

VP / Retail Market Lead

Nick Doster says he joined Synovus as vice president and retail market lead in 2016 “because of its commitment to the communities it serves.” Nick’s own connection to communities across Georgia’s Golden Isles spans more than four decades, ever since he earned his degree in banking and finance from the University of Georgia.

Active in his local church, Nick has also directed an annual golf fundraiser for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past 25 years. In addition, he’s chaired the board of Morningstar Children and Family Services and served as president of the Exchange Club of Brunswick.

To relax and recharge, the St. Simons resident enjoys tennis, reading, writing and, of course, the beach.

Work in our community

  • Fundraiser for FCA - annual golf tournament director, past 25 yrs
  • Bible Teacher for 38 yrs
  • Board Member/Past Chair – Morningstar Children and Family Services
  • Past President – Exchange Club of Brunswick

Charlie Martin

Commercial Banker II

Charlie Martin joined Synovus in 2017 and 2021. “Being born in Columbus, GA where Synovus was founded and being around the Synovus family my entire life made it easy to choose Synovus,” he says. Charlie currently serves the Brunswick market, helping his clients reach their financial goals. As the youngest of four boys, he grew up playing golf and went on to play at Georgia Southern University, where he majored in business finance. He played professional golf for two and a half years before starting his career in the banking industry.

Work in our community

  • Ambassador for the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce, 2018
  • Member of the Thomasville Exchange Club, 2018
  • Volunteer at the First Tee of Lagrange, 2015